Renowned climate scientist named dean of School for Environment and Sustainability
Act on Climate: Steps to Individual, Community, and Political Action
New online course taught by Dr. Michaela Zint
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SEAS student, Montana Stevenson, shares business and industry insights from food hub conference
Michigan trees are migrating and it's not all due to climate change
Assoc Prof Ibáñez shares perspective on global change factors causing trees' migration west in search of moisture
Nutrient pollution: Voluntary steps are failing to shrink algae blooms and dead zones
Prof. Scavia weighs in on the bloom's effects


Master of Science

MS students gain a common foundation in ecological science, environmental governance, and integrated assessment via three core courses before specializing in one or more of the following fields of study: Behavior, Education, and Communication, Conservation Ecology, Environmental Informatics, Environmental Justice, Environmental Policy and Planning, Sustainable Systems.

Master of Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture students synthesize information about ecological processes, human behavior, institutions, and urban patterns to create landscapes that work aesthetically, ecologically, socially, and economically. The three-year accredited program is for those new to landscape architecture, and the two-year accredited program is for those who already have an accredited undergraduate degree in landscape architecture or a closely related field.


SEAS offers a PhD in Natural Resources and Environment. This research-based curriculum supports the pursuit of either a highly focused course of study or one that broadly addresses complex, interdisciplinary issues. The program has two primary tracks: Resource Ecology Management (with an ecology and science focus) and Resource Policy and Behavior (with a social science focus). 

Graduate Certificate Programs

Graduate certificate programs allow students to integrate multiple fields of interest and hone a specialized skill set to complement their master's degree. SEAS offers four graduate certificates: Environmental Justice, Industrial Ecology, Spatial Analysis, and Sustainability.

Dual-Degree Programs

The SEAS interdisciplinary focus can be extended even further through the pursuit of a dual-degree. Each natural resources and environment field of study provides an excellent foundation for earning a dual-degree. The school offers formal dual-degree programs with Engineering, Business, Urban Planning, and Law, as well as a multitude of possible self-initiated dual-degrees. 

Upcoming SEAS Events

August 21, 2017

Title: Landscape Context and its Effects on Bees and Food Production in Urban Environments Chair:...

August 29, 2017

The University of Michigan's Energy Club at Ross (ECR) proudly presents the 2017 Michigan Energy...

September 5, 2017

New SEAS graduate student instructors learn critical information about teaching resources,...

Meet the Students

Arman Golrokhian

Maryam Arbabzadeh

Nicole Ryan in Peru

Nicole Ryan

Whitney Smith

Mayank Vikas in Isinya, Kenya

Mayank Vikas

Vitor Machado Lira

Meet the Faculty

The faculty of the School for Environment and Sustainability represents the wide range of environmental specialties that comprise the school's comprehensive, interdisciplinary graduate curriculum. SEAS professors are engaged in environment and sustainability research at the highest levels and are personally invested in students' success.

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